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Walgreen Bags Not Recyclable in California Class Action

In recent years, more and more attention has been focused on plastic waste and its persistence in the environment. This class action concerns California’s SB 270 law on reusable plastic-film store bags. The complaint alleges that Walgreen Company violates the law because it gives customers reusable plastic-film bags that that are not recyclable.  Read more

A Walgreens Store

PCC Structurals Metals on Residential Properties

Precision Castparts Corp. and PPC Structurals, Inc. are settling a class action about whether operations at PCC’s Large Parts Campus interfered with the use and enjoyment of certain residential properties in Southeast Portland. The complaint alleged the facility emitted or deposited metals, including nickel, that were used in the process of making nickel-based superalloys, titanium,  Read more

Precision Castparts Corp. Facility

Voestalpine Dust Settlement

This settlement resolves class actions against three companies—Voestalpine Texas, LLC, Voestalpine Texas Holding, LLC, and Voestalpine US Holding, LLC—about an escape of dust from a facility in Portland, Texas. The complaint alleges that the event began in August 2016 and did damage to both real and personal property in the area, causing nuisance or trespass.  Read more

Voestalpine Facility with Black Dust Covering Area

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics PFOA Bennington, VT Property and Water Settlement

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation is settling a class action alleging that its Chemfab Corporation contaminated property and drinking water in Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont with the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The complaint alleged that the factory made coated fabrics and other products with the use of the chemical ammonium perfluorooctanoate (APFO), which resulted in  Read more

Saint-Gobain Name on Building

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Effects on Children Class Action

Like a number of recent class actions, this one sets responsibility for the Huntington Beach Oil Spill on three companies: Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, LLC, and Sam Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. Because they did not prevent the pipeline rupture or stop the oil from escaping promptly, the complaint alleges, children are being affected  Read more

California Beach Oil Spill

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Disaster and Inadequate Monitoring Class Action

Amplify Energy Corporation (AEC), Beta Operating Company (BOC), and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company (SPBPC) are the companies in charge of the Elly Oil Platform and San Pedro Bay Pipeline that lie off the Orange County, California coastline. The complaint for this class action alleges that systems providing warnings of oil spills were inadequate or  Read more

Orange County Oil Spill

Norlite Facility Control of Fugitive Dust Emissions Class Action

The Norlite, LLC facility in Cohoes, New York is an aggregate production and hazardous waste incineration facility, which was bought by Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC and Tradebe Treatment and Recycling Northeast, LLC in 2011. The complaint alleges that the companies do not adequately control fugitive dust emissions from the Norlite facility, despite the a plan  Read more

Norlite Facility Seen from Saratoga Sites

Mountaire Poultry Processing Contamination Settlement

Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. is settling the second of two class actions against it. In this case, the complaint alleged that Mountaire’s poultry processing facility in Millsboro, Delaware disposed of contaminated wastewater and liquified sludge near homes and property in a way that resulted in the contamination of groundwater with nitrates and other substances.  Read more

Mountaire's Millsboro, Delaware Facility

Protein Solutions Noxious Odor Settlement

Protein Solutions, LLC (now called LinkOne Protein, LLC) is paying a little short of a million dollars to settle a class action about its industrial protein processing plant in Joplin, Missouri. According to the complaint, the plant emitted bad odors into the surrounding areas because of the conduct of Protein Solutions.  Read more

Puppy Eating Out of Dog Dish

Sterilization Companies Ethylene Oxide Emissions Illinois Class Action

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against three manufacturing and sterilization facilities in Willowbrook, Illinois, alleging that they emitted EtO into the atmosphere, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” over several decades.  Read more

Willowbrook Village Sign